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Caracas, April 02, 2003.- Smartmatic, the device-networking solutions provider, officially presented its prototype for election automation, based on their ultra-safe Device networking technology, after successfully passing all the laboratory tests of the firm.

"The tests performed on the prototype are geared to comply with strict controls, thus covering all the details necessary in any type of electoral process, emphasizing the areas of security and audits", says Paul Babic, Product and Marketing Manager of Smartmatic.

During the tests, the encrypting capacity - essential for the confidential storage and transmission of data - as well as the robustness of the system and of every device of the infrastructure were inspected. He says: "The system passed all the tests, with no weak points".

Babic states that "the next step is to complete the details for officially launching the final product: a complete, ultra-safe and automated solution that includes hardware and software". The solution's software was fully developed by Smartmatic, and can be adapted to any type of electoral process.

"We are capable of responding to the highest requirements of the market, with a very versatile solution that is 100% safe and y 100% auditable. We trust that our solution will be the most widely used around the world, among all others that have been knew in the last five years", says Babic

About Smartmatic

Smartmatic is a multinational company that specializes in the design and end-to-end deployment of complex purpose-specific technology solutions. With an unsurpassed technology base, continuous innovation, and quality in processes and results, Smartmatic is organized around three business areas: Electronic voting systems, intelligent and integrated security systems for large enterprises and governments, and advanced solutions for people registration and authentication for a wide range of government applications.

Smartmatic is a privately held company with offices in the US, Mexico, Venezuela, Barbados, Spain, Philippines and Taiwan.  It has more than 200 employees worldwide.  Its capacity for innovation and wide range of products and services have earned Smartmatic extensive recognition in the technology community worldwide.

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